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We performed a comparison between DD Boost and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Deduplication Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed DD Boost vs. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"The traditional storage node and VPN setups are still viable options, but DD Boost offers a premium option with additional advantages. If available, adopting DD Boost can be a good choice.""Operationally, we are satisfied as there have been no issues or closures to report.""DD Boost's best features are deduplication and compression.""DD Boost has improved our data backup and recovery process. Its data deduplication feature is amazing. The product comes with cloud features. It helps to save time.""The time taken for backup is very fast.""Data Domain is valuable, especially to restore data. For normal data, the restore from Data Domain is very efficient and fast.""The most valuable feature of this solution is that it can support both the CIFS and NFS protocols simultaneously.""It's stable and reliable."

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"The product's initial setup phase was easy.""It's the perfect solution for virtual and container directives. The data reduction feature works well, and we haven't had any issues.""The solution's initial setup is straightforward.""Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.""I would say flexibility is the most important feature of the product. The performance and speed are the best on the market.""One notable feature is its robust backup support for Kubernetes and container environments. Additionally, PPDM stands out for its ease of deployment and management compared to other backup solutions. It is highly user-friendly, allowing users to quickly learn and implement backup and restore processes within a week. PPDM represents the next generation of backup software and is comparable to offerings from other vendors. Furthermore, PPDM prioritizes security with various access controls, such as user and database access controls. Its deployment tool is also known for its simplicity.""Dell PowerProtect Data Manager helps to reduce the amount of data being transferred and stored.""The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead."

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"DD Boost could improve the solution by offering additional customizations that build upon existing features such as deduplication ratios. The primary objective of the solution is to create backups of existing data and push that data out to clients' backup systems. If they can make the process faster and introduce more enhancements, it would greatly benefit the backup environment.""The solution could always be cheaper.""Integration could be better.""The solution needs a better gateway between the on-premises and cloud deployment models. We have to work around it or find a third party to assist.""My customer was interested in ransomware protection. Currently, Dell offers the Cyber Vault solution, which is separate from Data Domain. Ideally, ransomware protection would be integrated directly within DD Boost, without requiring an additional out-of-the-box solution. This feature is currently available with HPE's Zerto and Huawei's Ocean Protect with third-party products like PradoNet. While Cyber Vault exists as a separate solution from Data Domain, having some standard protection for immutable backups into DD Boost would be a valuable addition and make it more competitive with other vendors.""The solution needs to be more user-friendly for the end-users.""DD Boost needs to improve its interface. It should be easier to use.""It would be nice if they could have the same tool set right from the smallest to the biggest modules, but being specific frame dependent."

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"As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures.""A lot of improvement is required in Dell's first level of support.""There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency.""The interface is too complex.""You need to use additional software to back up entire environments. It will be good if they could support entire tape libraries.""Management is difficult and it is hard to determine when things aren't working properly.""PPDM requires further development. It is primarily integrated with DevOps systems.""The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors."

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  • "We scale this product by adding licenses, which are related to capacity."
  • "The cost is monthly."
  • "The hardware platform is cost intense, so for small and mid-range, this product is not the best choice."
  • "The pricing is high compared to the competition and should be reconsidered."
  • "The solution is very good because it is easy to use and it speeds up the backup and lowers the requirement for the storage rate. It is capable of encryption, compression, and deduplication and it is fast for sending all of the data over the network because it sends only the change blocks from the client to the DD server."
  • "The solution comes with a capacity license and it is a one-time purchase. There are additional costs, such as support."
  • "Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is an expensive product. There are extra costs for support because every year, you have to renew your SLA for support, and the cost is always increasing."
  • "My company must pay approximately 10,000 USD annually, making it an expensive product."
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  • "The licensing costs and pricing model are based on capacity and the license is easy to upgrade."
  • "The price of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is reasonable."
  • "We offer monthly or yearly subscriptions. The price could be cheaper."
  • "The solution is not less expensive than competitors but pricing deals are available."
  • "The solution is more affordable than other vendors."
  • "The product is offered at a very competitive price in the market."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The time taken for backup is very fast.
    Top Answer:If you are using it with Recovery Manager, there are certain limitations. If those limitations are addressed, productivity will improve. If you're not following the instructions provided by NMDA for… more »
    Top Answer:One notable feature is its robust backup support for Kubernetes and container environments. Additionally, PPDM stands out for its ease of deployment and management compared to other backup solutions… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing is very competitive. Additionally, it's pretty feasible to acquire the DTS platform. The licensing for Dell PowerProtect Data Manager depends on your specific environment. You can obtain… more »
    Top Answer:PPDM requires further development. It is primarily integrated with DevOps systems. However, given the rapid growth and introduction of various technologies in the marketplace, PPDM needs to expand its… more »
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    PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerProtect
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    DD Boost software delivers an advanced level of integration with backup applications and data base utilities, enhancing performance and ease of use. Dell also provides a DD Boost File System Plug-In (BoostFS) with DD Boost for even greater application support, which enables all the benefits of DD Boost for applications that use NFS for data protection. Rather than sending all data to the system for deduplication processes, DD Boost enables the backup server or application client to send only unique data segments across the network to the system.

    PowerProtect Data Manager offers efficient data protection capabilities leveraging the latest evolution of Dell trusted protection storage architecture.

    With operational simplicity, agility and flexibility at its core, PowerProtect Data Manager enables the protection, management and recovery of data in on-premises, virtualized and cloud deployments, including protection of in-cloud workloads. You can also protect cloud-native workloads across multiple public clouds via our integrated SaaS based PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager.

    Modernize how you protect your VMware virtual machines using Transparent Snapshots. Transparent Snapshots simplifies VM image backups for near-zero impact to your VMs or VM resources – and it works with any VMware supported storage. Transparent Snapshots innovation increases backup performance, lowers costs and simplifies management and reduces the risk of data loss.

    Streamline data protection directly for applications or Kubernetes containers to Dell PowerProtect appliances and reduce application resource constraints.

    Increase business resiliency with PowerProtect Cyber Recovery capabilities to rapidly recover from cyber incidents.

    Modular design allows agile delivery of new features and updates. Rapidly evolve to meet future IT demands.

    • Software defined: Provide flexible data protection and compliance across applications and cloud-native IT environments
    • Multi-cloud optimized: Extend protection to the cloud with backup to cloud, backup in-cloud, long term retention and cloud disaster recovery
    • Self-service: Backup and restore directly from native applications
    • Cloud-Based Monitoring and Analytics: Telemetry, machine learning and predictive analytics to proactively take action and speed time to resolution

    Reviews from Real Users

    “We keep an eye on the future, and we are confident that PowerProtect Data Manager and PowerProtect DD series appliances will support our transformation project. Both products are continuously evolving and will cover our future needs, including using the cloud for data protection.” – Dimitris Mavromichalis, IT Deputy Manager at National Bank of Greece

    “PowerProtect Data Manager combined with PowerProtect appliances – that’s cutting edge. That’s world leading as far as we’re concerned.” – Drew Hills, Infrastructure Analyst at USC Australia

    ““Most of my wish list came true with the PowerProtect Data Manager plugin for vSphere, which provides perfect integration with vCenter.” – Dave Chapman, Senior Technician at PSC Publishing

    Sample Customers
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    National Bank of Greece, USC Australia, PCS Publishing, Dell Digital IT, Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Insurance Company20%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Photography Company13%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Educational Organization14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise20%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    DD Boost vs. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager
    May 2024
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    DD Boost is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 32 reviews while Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 8th in Deduplication Software with 9 reviews. DD Boost is rated 8.6, while Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of DD Boost writes "Enhancing backup and recovery operations and accelerating backup and restore processes while seamlessly integrating with various backup software applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerProtect Data Manager writes "A tool that offers good capacity management and product management". DD Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell Avamar and Quantum DXi Series, whereas Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell NetWorker and Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA). See our DD Boost vs. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager report.

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